India George completed her master’s degree in cello performance from the University of Manitoba (2020) studying with Dr. Minna Rose Chung, where she was the recipient of the Desautels Scholarship. Her undergraduate work was done at the Royal Welsh College of Music in Cardiff, UK, her home country. During this degree, India had many performance opportunities in both chamber and orchestral settings. In April 2019, she was a member of the string orchestra for Michael Bublé’s ‘Love’ tour at BellMTS Place in Winnipeg. She now plays as one half of the Gigman Duo, a Cello and Guitar ensemble providing music for concerts and events with a varied set list.
What is your education and experience?
M.Mus Music (University of Manitoba) B.Mus (Hons) – (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, UK).
Tell us about one of your fondest musical memories
I have many fond musical memories, however I think playing for Michael Bublé’s string orchestra has to be a highlight!
What made you decide to study music?
I got to a point where I realized that music was more of a lifestyle than a hobby and there was nothing that I was quite as passionate about when deciding to go to university so it became an obvious choice.
How are your lessons unique?
I aim to engage my students by teaching them different musical styles and I try to ensure my lessons are fun and engaging.
What’s your favourite part about teaching?
My favourite part about teaching is seeing improvement in students and inspiring a new wave of musicians.
What would you say to someone who is interested in studying music?
Give it a go! Music is very rewarding and you may be surprised with benefits other than just technical improvement.